Sugar Beach: We rented a car for the majority of our trip, and Sugar Beach was a (relatively) easy drive. Guest can use (free) beach chaise in an isolated area to the right of the entrance/dock; nice beach chairs can be rented near the main resort. Beach is the most idyllic place we found- rested between the Pitit Piton and the Gros Piton, could not be more beautiful.
We went to 4+ beaches and this was our # 1- snorkeling was $10/hr but we borrowed masks from people we met on the beach for FREE Not as great as other Islands but shallow and good for an hour or so. Drinks were ok but not great; for a lite bite slit a pizza!
Gros Piton: This is not an easy hike. We went up with a guide (required/recommended) who wasn’t that great but if you like hiking and/or a good challenge, do it! The views are anti-climatic since there is no naked peak. Maybe this shouldn’t go under “best things” but it’s really a must-do for the experience.
Marigot Bay: We rented sea Kayaks here and it was the highlight of our trip. Water is so clear and shallow, rays in hidden caves along the coast were perfect for kayak adventured. Water taxi for E.C5 roundtrip shuttle between parking and the other side of the bay where there is a small beach.
Out Of Town:
Don’t plan to eat @ Anse Chastanet; super expensive!
Martha was sick so we missed out on Martha’s Tables but heard it’s great
Go to the local supermarket and pick-up some cheap groceries so you can bring lunch on excursions
Drinks are generally expensive but rum punch is usually good and Piton ( LOCAL BEER) is decent!
General tips and tricks
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WEATHER IN SAINT LUCIA
While most places in the world have four well-defined seasons, its proximity to the equator means that this is not really the case for the island of St. Lucia.